Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My Weekly Pull [20]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, leave a link in the comments. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82 by Tom Waltz, Brahm Revel, Kevin Eastman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 by Paul Allor, Mark Torres
Kick-Ass #4 by Mark Millar, John Romita, Mike Mayhew
All-New Wolverine #35 by Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas, David Lopez
Daredevil #602 by Charles Soule, Mike Henderson, Mike Perkins (Deadpool Variant)

Hunt for Wolverine Claws of a Killer #1 (of 4) by Mariko Tamaki, Greg Land, Butch Guice
Infinity Countdown Daredevil #1 by Gerry Duggan, Clayton Crain
Punisher #224 by Matthew Rosenberg, Guiu Vilanova, Clayton Crain
X-Men Red #4 by Tom Taylor, Mahmud A. Asrar, Brent Schoonover (Deadpool Variant)
You Are Deadpool #3 (of 5) by Al Ewing, Paco Diaz, Razzah, Salva Espin (RPG Variant)

I don't know what it is about the Hunt for Wolverine comics, but the site I normally use doesn't list an author or an illustrator. I only know the cover artist for this one because it's a variant. I'll do a little research this week and see what I can find out. Maybe it's a collaboration so they decided not to list them all on their website? It's weird that they're also not listed on the cover. (Edit 05/18/18: Ironically it was Goodreads that listed the relevant information, so now my posts are updated to reflect that!)

Marvel has also started changing the way they number their comics! People were getting really confused with the Legacy numbering, because some series have already started back at #1 (like Venom because there is a new writer). Now they list both! Each issue will list the number for the series and it's Legacy number on the cover of the comic. For example, there have been 602 issues of Daredevil as a whole, but this series might only be on its 24th issue. Marvel will now list both numbers to help with the confusion. (I don't actually know what issue this volume of Daredevil is on, so I just made up the number 24.)

The last few weeks we've had a lot of Venom variants, and it looks like they've moved on to Deadpool variants. We're getting two this week! I know you can't see it very well, but the X-Men Red variant says, "Telekinetic Chimichangas."

It's the last issue of All-New Wolverine! Tom Taylor isn't going to be writing it anymore, and the person taking over is changing the name to X-23 or something. UGH. I wanted more Laura and Gabby from Taylor's perspective! I'm so happy they're both in X-Men Red (which he also writes), so I'm not losing them completely. 

There was a massive cliffhanger at the end of the last Kick-Ass and I'm actually nervous about reading the next one... it can't end well. 

What about you lovely people? Have you picked up a comic book this week? Graphic novel? What was it?

16 comments:

  1. it's weirdto change how they number the comics

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    1. I think they're just trying to make it easier for everyone! I've actually enjoyed the new changes now that I understand them better.

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  2. SO I am not even gonna think of that numbering thing cos I am already confused ;)

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    1. Read my response to Lily Element and see if that helps! It is confusing at first, but SO HELPFUL when you figure it out.

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  3. The numbering would have confused me hahaha Do comics often have huge cliffhangers (re: Kick-Ass)

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    1. It depends on the comic/writer. Moon Knight seemed to have a cliffhanger every issue for awhile. BIG ONES, too.

      The numbering isn't too confusing once you get used to it. Daredevil has been running for a long time, right? Legacy numbering is whatever number the series is on as a whole. However, people don't want to go out and buy a comic when it's on #154 or #454. It makes it seem like a daunting task that's too big to bother with. People are more likely to buy a comic that's only on issue #3, and a lot of people will try a first issue. Someone somewhere decided to start numbering the comics based on what volume they were on, so usually when someone else takes over a comic or a new volume starts.

      Now the comics will show what number the volume is on, AND how many there have been since the comic started. Does that help?

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  4. I think that is why I haven't really started comics. The numbering. Yea, I'm confused! I also don't love cliffies. Still, posts like these always make me curious. I know a lot of family would love the ninja turtles up there!

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    1. That's why a lot of comics do short volumes or a mini series. They're not as hard to keep up with, and people are more inclined to buy something that only has a few issues instead of those that appear to have 100s. In reality, those short volumes are probably part of something larger, which is where Legacy numbering comes in. It helps you see the picture as a whole.

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  5. That is weird about Hunt for Wolverine! And it's too bad about the Legacy numbering because I'm one of those people that LOVES the old numbering, but I know it's all so confusing right now with Marvel changing everything every 5 minutes. I don't know how new people can make sense of it- but then on the other hand continuity doesn't matter as much anymore, so maybe you just go with the current volume and not worry about earlier stuff? At least initially... I don't know. I personally always liked starting a series that had hundreds of issues, it made me feel like it was part of a shared history and the hunting down older issues was fun. :)

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    1. YES. While starting at the beginning would be ideal, you're not too terribly lost if you start in the middle. There are so many things happening within a single story, so it's easy to jump in and go. Jacob and I love looking at thrift stores and used book stores for older comics (especially Daredevil)! I actually found a signed copy today. :)

      A lot of people like to start with #1 and follow the series until it's over, but like you said... you can start in the middle of the current volume and be okay. The continuity is still there, but you don't need to read ALL of them to understand what is going on. I'm glad you're familiar with comics, because it's so hard to explain! I try to think of the simplest terms, but it still gets all twisty.

      I love the Legacy numbering, too! It lets you know how long a specific comic has been around. I like the idea of comics having both, so we'll see how that goes...

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    2. Old Daredevil is AWESOME. Have you read the old frank Miller stuff?

      I agree. People can't be expected to be walking encyclopedias lol, they have to give people enough to go and enjoy the story without being comic historians. And I think you do a good job explaining it- it can be tough.

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    3. I'm saving DD for last... when I'm caught up on my current reads, all the different Moon Knights and Venom. It's a process, and I know DD is going to take a hot minute to get through. I think I'm going to start with the newer volume and work my way back. I haven't read the old Frank Miller stuff, but we have a fair amount to read! Thrift stores for the win!

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  6. That's good to hear about the numbering! I know that sort of thing confused me before, which is why I love graphic novel collections because they take all the relevant comics and put them together. I really need to start reading more graphic novels in general though. Ooh...I'm curious about Kick Ass!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I've started looking into graphic novels myself! I've never read one, but I think it might be a good way to try interesting comics I've missed. :)

      Kick-Ass is intense, lol.

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  7. Interesting on their new numbering. I could see how that could be helpful especially since they're keeping both numbers listed.

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    1. I love that they are using both numbers now! I can keep up with where the comic is overall, and also what issue the specific volume is on.

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